Scott’s been flying for 30 years. He earned his pilot’s license in 1992 and now holds a commercial certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings. Currently, he most often flies a Beech Bonanza and a Piper Mirage, based at Houston Southwest Airport (AXH).
Scott was born in Sydney, Australia, and grew up in a small town outside of Houston. After college in Austin and law school in Boston, he married his law school sweetheart Stacy, and they have two boys, Jackson and Sam. Scott practiced commercial trial law with the boutique Houston law firm Gibbs & Bruns LLP for 25 years before retiring as the firm’s managing partner in 2020. He remains an active lawyer and arbitrator, part-time.
While Scott’s favorite flights have perhaps been those with his kids in search of the perfect airport diner chocolate chip pancakes, he’s always tried to find ways to make productive use of his license to fly. In addition to his work for SouthWings, he flies for a number of charitable organizations that provide medical and humanitarian transport, conservation flights, disaster relief, animal rescue, and aviation education. In 2020, Scott started Humphries Aviation LLC to fly commercial sight seeing tours and sunset flights in Houston, as well as to provide contract pilot and airplane ferry services. He serves as a representative of the FAASTeam, the FAA’s program to actively promote aviation safety, and writes on safety and other aviation topics for a variety of aviation periodicals. He chronicles his flying adventures at www.humphriesaviation.com.
Scott hails from Houston, which bills itself as the Energy Capital of the World. Scott’s conservation work with SouthWings is designed in part to try to help make sure Houston holds that title responsibly.